March 2021 is looking to be a pretty big month for moviegoers, as two big franchises will not only release in the same month, but on the same day.

Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema has set Mortal Kombat for a March 5, 2021 release with pre-production having just begun at Adelaide Studios’ Sound Stages in South Australia as cameras roll later this year.

Mortal Kombat will square off with Sony Pictures Masters of the Universe which recently locked up the same release date.

Greg Russo (The Highwaymen) penned the script which takes its cues from the hit Midway/Netherrealm Studios fighting game where warriors compete for the fate of mankind in an epic tournanent, overseen by warlords and gods alike. Cast, crew and official story details remain pending.

James Wan (Aquaman) is producing with Todd Garner. Larry Kasanoff, who produced the initial two films in 1995 and 1997, is serving as executive producer with E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International), Michael Clear (The Nun), and Sean Robins (Tag).

Source: Warner Bros.

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